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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 22.99
For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2006; US$ 7.28
Bobby Womack's is the story of R&B and soul itself, a crucial link between the gospel of the 1950s and the greatest soul and rock of the 1960s and 1970s. As well as the 40 albums and 30 million records he sold in his own right, he provided key support and partied hard with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Sly Stone. In a turbulent life often as... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 89.99
In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between selected American blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop music and their equivalents from Senegal, Nigeria, England, India, and Mexico.... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 10.99
In this sequel to How to Rap , techniques that have not previously been explained?such as triplets, flams, lazy tails, and breaking rhyme patterns?are thoroughly broken down and examined, arming readers with additional tools for their rapping repertoire. Filled with interviews from hip-hop?s most innovative artists, including Tech N9ne, Crooked I,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 40.99
Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03
Rhyme's Challenge offers a concise, pithy primer to hip-hop poetics while presenting a spirited defense of rhyme in contemporary American poetry. David Caplan's stylish study examines hip-hop's central but supposedly outmoded verbal technique: rhyme. At a time when print-based poets generally dismiss formal rhyme as old-fashioned and bookish, hip-hop... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
The Word Rhythm Dictionary: A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets , and Lyricists is a new kind of dictionary?one that reflects the use of ?rhythm rhymes? by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. This is an eminently practical reference work for all wordsmiths looking to add musicality to their writing. Users of this dictionary can alphabetically... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99
In Hip Hop Ukraine, we enter a world of urban music and dance competitions, hip hop parties, and recording studio culture to explore unique sites of interracial encounters among African students, African immigrants, and local populations in eastern Ukraine. Adriana N. Helbig combines ethnographic research with music, media, and policy analysis to... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.09
?The title is Search Party ? the idea being that we?re all out here looking for something, and my poems are my way of finding myself.? A young black poet blending spoken word and rap; an inner city upbringing with a Cambridge education; a social consciousness with a satirical wit and infectious rhythm ? George The... more...